Get rid of requiring the FCAT in Broward Public Schools.
FCATs have proven to be of no benefit to students. Teachers spend more time focusing on preparing students for this test and meeting the requirements imposed on them, rather than teaching valuable information and critical thinking strategies. Schools force teachers to spend more time on this than on anything else, since there is a correlation between better scores and the funds they receive from the government. Colleges continue to complain that entering students are academically immature and unable to analyze information, instead of just memorizing it. Were we to get rid of the FCAT, a standardized test required by many counties in the state of Florida, teachers would have more time to teach their students these valuable skills and they would be better equipped upon entering college.